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March 10, 2022 9:37am ET
Applying: Duke / Fuqua, Emory / Goizueta, UNC Kenan-Flagler, UT Austin / McCombs, UVA / Darden
Intake Year: 2023
Pre-MBA Career: Aerospace/Defense Contractor
Post-MBA Target Industry: Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, MF, Auto, Aerospace Companies: Johnson & Johnson , Pfizer , Coca Cola , PepsiCo , Proctor & Gamble , Boeing , GE , GM , Seimens
GMAT: 690
GPA: 3.54
Years of Work Experience: 3
Location: Florida
Post MBA Location: Southeast

Hi Graham and Alex! I’m so excited to finally be applying to business school! I’ve actually been listening to the podcast since I graduated from undergrad in 2019 so this is definitely surreal to be posting this.
I have a degree in Finance from a Top 20 Public University and currently work in the contracts and pricing department for a Fortune 100 Aerospace/Defense company. I am open to a couple of paths after business school including supply chain or strategy roles in either CPG and healthcare companies.
As far as the GMAT goes, I know you’ll probably want me to retake it but I’ve taken it 4 times already and I think 690 is the highest I can manage.
As for EC’s outside of work, I helped create and now am a leader for my church’s young adult group for people in their 20s-30s that help them grow in their faith as well as network with other young professionals. I also volunteer monthly at my local Second Harvest Food Bank.

One worry of mine is that freshman year I failed a calculus class. The good news is I retook it the following summer and got an A, but was just wondering how negatively this will affect my candidacy.

Thanks for your insights and love the podcast! It’s helped me discern so much since I started working after college